Different CPU load on Snow Leopard and Windows XP

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Deckard
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Different CPU load on Snow Leopard and Windows XP

Post by Deckard » Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:47 pm

Hi,

i own a MACBOOK Pro 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR 3 Ram and got Cubase 4 installed under OS X and under Windows XP via Bootcamp.

I created a new Project loaded with all Silverline plugs ´till the CPU Usage shows around 95 % under OS X.
I opend the same project under Windows XP and i was surprised that the load there is only around 65 %.

Does the Silverline plugs need more CPU power under OS X?

Greetings

Deckard

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Sebastian@d16
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Re: Different CPU load on Snow Leopard and Windows XP

Post by Sebastian@d16 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:19 am

Hi,

It is possible.

First of all, we compile the same sources with two different compilers (for each OS). For windows we use Visual Studio C++ compiler by Microsoft and GCC for MacOS. And each of those OSes has different process management, this also can affect on efficiency.

We've noticed too that our plug-ins are bit more resource hungry on MacOS laptops (MacBooks and MacBooks Pro), but on Mac Pro with Xeon processors our plug-ins works very well and in efficient way.

Best regards,
Sebastian

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